Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Houston, TX, USA
Apr 23, 2019Full time
JOB SUMMARY: The Cath Lab CV Technologist is an experienced Technologist who assists with interventional and therapeutic cardiac or electrophysiology procedures including but not limited to peripheral and coronary angioplasty, stents, rotablators, artherectomy, laser, and coronary ultrasound; electrophysiology procedures including ablations and device implantation. The CV Technologist has specialized training with and knowledge of cardiovascular procedures directly related to the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. The CV Technologist must fully capture the concepts of a cardiac/electrophysiology catheterization lab and exercise critical thinking skills in a fast-paced environment due to rapid changing patient status. Delivers exceptional patient care and adheres to safety standards and guidelines to ensure optimal patient safety and customer service. The Technologist is a member of the direct patient care team. This job requires availability to be on call. HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS: I. Provides personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual need ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate II. Focuses on patient/customer safety III. Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards IV. Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) V. Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met VI. Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: PEOPLE - 20% 1. Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner. 2. Guides and mentors CV Technicians, Cath Lab RNs and students to help build confidence in skills, knowledge and abilities. SERVICE - 30% 1. Performs interventional and therapeutic cardiac OR electrophysiology procedures including but not limited to peripheral and coronary angioplasty, stents, rotablators, artherectomy, laser, and coronary ultrasound; electrophysiology procedures including ablations and device implantation. 2. Provides care for the physical needs of patients by executing various Cath Lab concepts to maximize performance. This includes: positioning, physiology, procedure preparation, and technical factors. Modifies technical factors to achieve desired results and recognizes complications / limitations associated with certain procedures. Proactively identifies how to address these for optimum outcomes. 3. Provides direct assistance to physicians during procedures, including assisting with sterile technique. QUALITY/SAFETY - 30% 1. Follows safety standards and conducts all imaging procedures accordingly. Properly utilizes patient radiation protection and immobilization during diagnostic procedures. Maintains proper sterile techniques for procedures, regularly practices aseptic techniques, and ensures compliance with infection control procedures. Complies with job, departmental and hospital safety standards, practices and policies. 2. Reports "near misses" and inputs errors promptly into PSN to improve processes and identify trends. Contributes to identification of corrective actions and improvement activities, and contributes to meeting departmental and hospital targets for quality and safety. 3. Ensures all Cath Lab and imaging equipment has had QC performed as required and is in safe working order prior to use. Reports any malfunctions to management and regularly practices preventive maintenance procedures; calls for service if needed. FINANCE - 10% 1. Provides accurate and complete documentation of patient procedures. Enters charges at the time service is delivered. 2. Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks. GROWTH/INNOVATION - 10% 1. Participates in departmental projects and shared governance activities. 2. Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development as a Technologist. 3. Fosters a positive and constructive teaching environment by engaging students and co-workers in learning opportunities that are valuable and in alignment with business objectives.